Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology

MSF40213

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $15881

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Average Course Duration: Not available

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Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform design of furniture and the application of the design into a finished furniture product. This qualification is streamed to reflect three complementary occupational outcomes in the areas of:

Fine furniture making - with a focus on skills required to design and produce individual fine furniture for display or custom production.

Furniture design - with a focus on skills required to design furniture for volume production.

Furniture production - with a focus on purchasing, quality assurance and specialist techniques

This is a senior qualification with scope for entry from relevant trade and non-trade backgrounds.

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in a range of furniture making, design and production techniques. The work would cover a broad range of varied activities or applications in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance would be involved when organising self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Surveyed graduates of the Creative Arts field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who were satisfied with the training.

Improved Employment Status

Surveyed graduates of the Creative Arts field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

Enrolled in Further Study

Surveyed graduates of the Creative Arts field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) who have enrolled in additional training or education.

Median Salary

Median salary for surveyed graduates of all Certificate IV qualification level courses (across all fields of education) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

Top 3 Occupational Outcomes

Following are the top 3 occupation groups that surveyed graduates of the Creative Arts field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed as:

Professionals

30.0%

Professionals
Sales Workers

22.8%

Sales Workers
Community and Personal Service Workers

12.9%

Community and Personal Service Workers

Top 3 Employing Industries

Following are the top 3 industries that surveyed graduates of the Creative Arts field of education (at Certificate IV qualification levels) are employed in:

Retail Trade

24.9%

Retail Trade
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

17.1%

Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Accommodation and Food Services

13.5%

Accommodation and Food Services

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 


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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.


Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


Furnishing Career Pathway

Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology is in the Creative Arts Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Furnishing .


Stream

Flooring Technology
Upholstery
Picture Framing
Mattress & Base Making
Soft Furnishings
Blinds and Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles
Piano Technology
Interior Decoration, Design & Sales
Glass: Glazing, Stained Glass & Leadlight
Timber & Composites Machining

Advanced Diploma

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

 


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